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  • 11/18/2015
    MoE Microsoft Education Transformation Initiative
    The Microsoft Partners in Learning (PiL) Education Transformation Agreement (2013-2018) is a five year agreement between Ministry of Education and Microsoft which was signed in October 2013 by Principal Secretary, Mrs. Merida Delcy and Microsoft Country Manager for Indian Ocean Islands and French Pacific, Mr. Paul Bunting.

    The key strategic aims of the Education Transformation Agreement are:
    • Transforming Learning
    • Furthering Innovation
    • Developing 21st Century Skills and Employability
    In the context of being responsible for the implementation of the Microsoft Education Transformation Agreement and her role as the Partners in Learning Project Manager for Seychelles, Ms Caroline Koa Wing was in Seychelles in September of this year.
    The visit provided opportunities for meetings and discussions with educators and school leaders.  The aim was to create awareness of and promote the Education Transformation programme between the Ministry and Microsoft so as to gain the schools’ commitment and support in the education transformation process.
    Additionally it was an opportunity to connect with the school leaders to further encourage them to take on the Microsoft School Programme and be recognised as a Microsoft Associate Showcase School, and to connect with past and potential Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIEs).
    Among the potential MIEs and Associate Showcase Schools that have been identified this year, four other schools have been earmarked to be Microsoft Associate Showcase Schools as from 2016and additional MIEs will be identified and targeted in these four schools.
    Further training has been planned for school leaders during April vacation 2016 based on the Digital Literacy Curriculum and depending on the level and needs of the school leaders.
    Workshops for in-service teachers in Teaching with Technology have also been planned for primary teachers on Mahé and on the islands.